Discover how 678 American sisters contributed to Alzheimer study

Listen to the radio documentary “Aging with grace“ and discover the story of 678 American nuns who donated their brain to Dr. Snowdon to examine the mysteries of aging and Alzheimer’s. In 1986 Dr David Snowdon approached the sisters at the convent of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in Minnesota. An order of Catholic sisters with their uniform life-styles were perfect…

BBC interviewing nuns and monks

What is life like for nuns and monks today? BBC Radio interviewed Sister Giovanna, Sister Clare and Brother Samuel, who are all from different religious communities, and recount what life is like for them today. You can listen to the interview here. The religious also share their experiences of dedication over the years – from that first day…

Try these delicious nun’s puffs

Nun’s puffs (sometimes also called nun’s farts) are a dessert pastry originally from France. Ingredients ½ cup butter 1 cup water ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 eggs oil for deep frying 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar How to make it In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and…

Visit the convent of Terhagen (Ghent)

In 2010, the convent complex of Terhagen in the Ghent Molenaarsstraat was recognized by the Flemish authorities as a protected monument. This recognition reflects the importance of Terhagen as the motherhouse of one of the largest religious Congregations in the country and is a well-preserved example of a late 19th century convent compound with a…

Watch movie ‘Marie Heurtin’

Just like the Sisters of Charity, the French Filles de la Sagesse (Daughters of Wisdom) were already active in the field of education for the blind and the deaf in the 19th century. The director Jean-Pierre Améris turned a film about their work in 2014. Marie Heurtin brings us the true story of Marie Heurtin…